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getting picked on by the much larger, taller and heavier dominique frazier, and then she talked about september 15, 2011. she says she was awakened from a nap by music in her bathroom. she turned down and ipod, and says that triggered everything. it grew into a fight. there were a couple of flights. then we get to the moment of the stabbing. simpson said she knew dominique frazier owned a knife. she felt trapped in her room and wanted to get out. she said when she came out of her room, one of frazier's friends grant her, and pulled her into the -- grabbed her and pulled her into the room. simpson said at that point she picked up her own pocket knife. it is the first time we have heard the actual weapon described. she says while she was a jump she started swinging the knife while we. all of the seven she realized the punches had stopped coming from frazier, and she saw frazier clutching her neck. at this point, she is sobbing as she describes this. she says she tried to help frazier she put her own hand over the wound to stop the bleeding, but there was nothing she could do. the defens
's testimony. -- with more on today's testimony. >> the both agree that dominique frazier and alexis simpson did not like each other, but that is where the similarities in their stories end. opening statements in the murder trial of 20-year-old alexis simpson, the former bowie state simpson accused of murdering her roommate, dominique frazier. both sides concede the girls did not like each other. the prosecution told the jury that simpson stabbed frazier after an argument concerning loud music frazier was playing in their dormitory suite. the defense attorney for simpson says she acted in self-defense and that she was constantly bullied by frazier and other girls. the jury heard testimony from a number of witnesses including family members of simpson. the most emotional came from tyrelle warren testified he was in this week visiting another girl. he, the girl, and frazier were to attend a comedy show on that evening. he said frazier and since and got into a heated argument in the two got into a scuffle over loud music. moments later, warren testified that he began punching out her and he not
for the murder of dominique frazier. brad bell is at the courthouse and has the latest. >> the jury has now heard from each of the four students that were in the dorm suite and witnessed the struggle. each has maintained that simpson was the aggressor. and she could have walked away. and under -- the defense has attacked the claim. that was true when dominique frazier's frantic the stand. -- took the stand. >> this was dominique frazier's best friend. she was with her the night she died and never returned to the school. >> that was her best friend. she sort everything from the vicious fighting to when it actually happened. >> kiera told the court her version of the events. she says that frazier did not like her roommate and accusedand described as a brutal fight between simpson and frazier which began over an argument over loud music. johnson portrayed simpson as the aggressor. she also admitted that frazier had a knife in her room and johnson wa that frazier might stab simpson. facts she kept hidden from authorities until this week. and then under cross-examination she said at the moment simpson
say they weren't surprised and argued simpson cut her roommate 18- year-old domonique frazier's throat in self-defense. it was a claim supported by evidence provided in the case including one that showed simpson requested a room change to avoid further conflict with frazier. the roommates did not get along and it all exploded the night of september 15th, 2011, when simpson turned off music frazier was listening to. it ended with frazier's throat being cut. prosecutors say they are disappointed by the verdict. >> i'm stunned to be honest with you, absolutely stunned and we are disappointed, but we do respect this jury's verdict. this is the system we have. we believe in it. we respect it, but it doesn't change the sadness that we feel in having two beautiful young women involved in a situation like this. >> her emotion was very genuine and she is tremendously remorseful for this incident. it has affected her emotionally and in ways that you can only imagine. >> the simpson's attorney says the 20-year-old plans to resume studies at a different school next year. frazier's family did not w
upper cut me while holding my hair i was scared. she said she had been bullied by frazier and knew shoned a knife. they got into an at indication over loud room comes from the victim's i pod. she began swinging her pocket knife wildly. one of frazier's friends thaffed simpson was the aggressor but under creaks said frazier also had a knife. then she grabbed her neck and blood was coming out and i just wanted to help her. simpson testified she tried to call 911 and then fold frazier as she stumled into the hallway and tried to render aid. >> she was trying to get a degree in business administration with a minor in finances so i'm sure she'll go back to school. >> she left the courthouse without commenting. >>> we are also following break news out of texas where four people are dead and 7 others injured after a train splammed into a pa rad float honoring wounded veterans. the train sounded it's horn bifert hit the float. it was carrying wounded war vets and their spouses. >>> we're also following late details in a boating accident where two people are hospital liesed. firefighters an
university suite mate domonique frazier, simpson's lawyers saying the jury made the right call. >> this was a is of defense case. alexis, there's no question in my mind acted in self-defense and so we are very gratified by the verdict. >> reporter: during the trial simpson testified she was being bulliedly frazier and said she -- bullied by frazier. she said she complained to officials and wanted to move out but was told there were no rooms available. on september 15th, 2011, simpson and frazier fought after simpson turned off music frazier was listening to. simpson ended up cutting frazier's throat. >> she went into the victim's room and she sought the victim out and so we brought this case because we thought that, in fact, what she did was criminal and some disappointed. >> reporter: frazier family said nothing after the verdict. prince george's county state's attorney angela alsobrooks says they're devastated adding there nor winners in this case. >> this is -- there are no winners in this case. >> this is a very sad case throughout the duration. there are no winners. we h
bowie state -- alexis simpson is accused in the murder of dominique frazier. brad bell is live from the courthouse. >> it could mean everything to the defense and the prosecution because they are the ones who saw what happened. it was an emotional day in court as they took the stand. they describe the night they watched their friends die. dominique frazier died of stab wounds september 15, 2011. her college roommate, alexis simpson, slung the knife. prosecutors say it is a case of murder brought on by bad choices. defense attorneys argued that it is self-defense prompted by dominique frazier's bullying. the jury will decide the truth. it is a painful process for both families. >> both parents have lost their only child. it hurts to hear this repeated all over again. >> there has been a dramatic day in court. dominique frazier's closest friend describes an increasingly hostile relationship. on that night, it came to a violent conclusion in a fight which began over loud music and ended with a cutting. the witness testified that simpson was the aggressor. she admitted that another frie
university student. alexis simpson is accused of shooting her roommate dominique frazier to death last year. it happened over an argument over loud music. in court frazier's friends testified simpson was the aggressor but said that frazier also had a knife. at one point simpson tried to get a new roommate because she was afraid, but that request was denied. >>> joshua mebane is in jail accuseded of killing and shooting a d.c. taxi driver last week. d.c. police say they got a tip that the teen was involved in another murder in waldorf. someone shot a couple walking their dog on a trial. teresa bass died from her injuries. friends are helping her husband terry bass recover from his injuries. >> my wife has been dressing his wounds, and we're just kind of pulling together as a community to heal. >> charles county detective say forensics tests show shell casings from the waldorf murder scene match a gun found in mebane's home. his girlfriend linda bury is also in jail on charges in the cab driver's death. >>> chaos in a quiet neighborhood. the accident being blamed for this fiery scene. >>> plu
of murdering her roommate's dominique frazier. >> not guilty. >> echoed outside the prince george's courthouse thursday night after a jury found simpson not guilty in the stabbing death of her bowie state roommates dominique frazier. >> thank you jesus. there is a. god. just >> we prayed to god and it worked for the best. she's a good person. >> prosecutors argued simpson was the aggressor wednesday slashed frazier's throat during a fight in their dorm room. but simpson said that she was scared and that she started swinging the knife and the jury believed her. >> there's no question that she acted in self-defense. >> she was very remorseful. she made the 911 call. >> the victim's family declined comment. >> i am stunned, to be honest. >> but disappointed state's attorney says the family is devastated. they lost a loved. one and their hope for loved >> one whose life has been ferber unchanged, it's a very sad circumstance and it is sad for our community. >> i cannot believe this. >> sylvia, like so many in the community, following the case closely, strongly disagrees with the verdict. >> she s
later, her roommate dominique frazier was stabbed to death inside their dorm and now simpson stands accused of killing her. frazier died after knife wounds cut her trachea, jugular and knicked her vertebrae according to the state's opening arguments. the state called several witnesses including the best friend who saw the stabbing. during cross-examination of tucker, was revealed the frazier had a knife in her dorm and grabbed to it use on simpson. but a friend convinced her to put it away. that was before simpson appeared with her own knife. the defense is working to paint frazier as a bully who tormented her roommate with verbal and physical abuse until she lost it on september 15. some family members and friends left the courtroom as frazier's death were reveal. >> it hurts to have to relive this all over again. >> reporter: it was testified that after the stak frazier stumbled to the hallway. alexis was there with her hand on her shoulder and kept saying no, no, no. i didn't mean it. someone came down the hallway and i said, call 911. warren then said, alexis left and came back
-degree murder in the september 2011 death of frazier. simpson claims she was acting in self-defense. the testimony set to begin next week. three suspects in the beating and robbery will be back in court today. a felony status will be held. the third suspect will appear in court on tuesday. this was back in august. he ended up suffering severe brain injuries. the postal service has some news for us today as it prepares for the holiday rush. >> as we still try to get over what happened yesterday in the markets. >> hello to you. it appears as today's huge sell- off on concerns of the fiscal cliff, we could be in for a slight recovery today. teachers are indicating a higher open. the postal service plans to release their holiday forecast as it gears up for the holiday rush. it will also tell us what they consider important mail buy and ship by dates this year to make sure those holiday gifts and cards get to your loved ones in time. the announcement is expected at the post office later this morning. we have already heard from the ups. they expected their busiest shopping day to
cleared her of all seven charges related to the stabbing death of her former roommate dominique frazier. on these calls you can hear simpson explaining herself to people who are standing by. >> reporter: frazier and simpson had an argument in their apartment over loud music coming from an ipod that resulted in a fist fight and ended with simpson stabbing frazier. simpson said she grabbed a knife to scare frazier and her friends away. she said she was being jumped by the girls, but did not mean to kill frazier. frazier stumbled into a hallway and collapsed. that's when additional calls began. >> reporter: the medical examiner testified that the cuts frazier suffered could have killed her in minutes, if not seconds. >> reporter: now, the jury had a number of options for convicting simpson, anything from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. butagain, they found her not guilty on all charges. coming up at 6:00, we talked with students at bowie state university about that and get their reaction. tracee wilkins, news4. >>> we have a developing story in fairfax county. a former tea
frazier and alexis simpson did not like each other but that is where the similarities in their stories end. opening statements in the murder trial of alexis simpson accused of murdering her roommate, and both sides see that the girls did not like each other. the prosecution told the jury that simpson stabbed frazier after a heated argument concerning loud music and that frazier had backed away from the fight. defense attorneys say that she acted in self-defense and that she was constantly bullied by her and other girls. the jury heard testimony from a number of witnesses including family members, but the most emotional came from tyrell testified he was there visiting another girl and that they were to attend a comedy show later that evening of september 15th, 2011. warren said they got into a heated argument over loud music and that the two got into a scuffle. he and a few others broken up. moments later, he testified she attacked again, this time punching. he then noticed she was bleeding badly from her neck. the state with her as she bled out until paramedics arrived. she was crying in t
murder charges in the stabbing and killing of her suite mate dominic frazier. the state's first witness, kiera johnson, described what she saw when the stabbing happened. she said i didn't even see the knife. but when dominique hit her, the girl had the knife in her hand. i don't think she meant to cut dominique, but it just happened. the defense is saying the stabbing accidently happened in self-defense. simpson and frazier were suite mates who stopped getting along soon after the beginning of the school year. according to court testimony, the two girls had a few run-ins on campus that ranged from verbal to minor physical altercations. in yesterday's opening statements, the attorney for the defense said simpson told dorm management they are threatening me and i'm afraid they're going to jump me. i just want to change rooms. but that request was denied. according to court testimony, a week later dominique frazier and a few of her friends were in their suite listening to music, drinking alcohol and getting ready for an on campus comedy show when simpson entered the suite and turned down
university was murdered. a feud between roommates ended in the death of dominique frazier. the jury found her roommate not guilty last night. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins with more on the tragedy on the campus. >> reporter: the voice you hear on this 911 call is that of alexis simpson. simpson walked out of the prince george's county courthouse last night a free woman, after a jury cleared her of all seven charges related to the stabbing death of her former bowie state university roommate, dominique frazier. on these 911 calls, you can hear simpson explaining herself, to people who are standing by. >> reporter: frazier and simpson had an argument in their on-campus apartment over loud music coming from an ipod that resulted in a fist fight and ended th simpson stabbing frazier. she said she grabbed her knife to scare her roommate and her friends away. she said she did not mean to kill frazier and jurors believed her. many of the students we spoke with on campus said they disagreed. >> i was surprised. because that's somebody's child. she's dead. i don't think it's fair -
university. the jury deciding the fate of alexis simpson, accused of killing her roommate dominique frazier in september of last year. she said she never meant to harm frazier and acted in self- defense. they got into a fight about music. >>> washington redskins headcoach shanahan got robbed. his money and passport were stolen in the locker room. -- from the locker room. not sure when he realized the items went missing. a police report is filed. the pittsburgh police are investigating. >>> the ku klux klan is advertising its group via flier. the shoppers found the fliers on a car windshield outside of a strip mall? missouri. the message reads bringing back the traditional ways of the ku klux klan. they call a 24-hour klan line. >> thank you for calling the traditional sematic ku klux klan. we are unapologetically committed to the interest and values of the white race. >> they say they're beefing security up at the shopping center. authorities do say, however, distributing the fliers is not against the law, protected by the first amendment. >>> a multimillionaire turned murder suspect. comin
of killing her roommate dominique frazier which was closely followed on social media and everywhere else. andrea mccarren was at the courthouse last night when the verdict came down. >> reporter: here on the bowie state campus, there is a mix of emotions. shock, sadness and relief that this high profile murder case appears to be over. >> a lot of students are disappointed. looft people are shocked. when i saw the news, i was like wow. >> reporter: the bowie university strap pus is healing after a violent fight it roommates ended in death and traumatized the school community. >> i heard she was bullied. in a scary situation like that, you're going to try to defend yourself. >> reporter: alexis simpson admitted in court that she plunge add knife into the neck of her roommate dominique frazier but she testified it was out of fear, an act of self- defense, a rare and risky defense. everybody was surprised. >> it was a gamble and paid off. i did it because my life was in danger. i did it in self-defense. >> reporter: administrators were among those disturbed by testimony that both young women
to go on trial tomorrow for murdering dominique frazier. >> tracee wilkins explains how the death has affected the campus over the last year. >> reporter: a lot has changed on the campus of bowie state university in the last year. in the shadows of the university's expansion lies the memory of a violent night that has forever changed this campus. >> just thinking about that day just brings back so many memories of like how it hurts. >> reporter: on september 15th of last year while most of the campus enjoyed a homecoming comedy show, two students, 20-year-old alexis simpson and 18-year-old dominique frazier were in their dorm room having a disagreement over the volume of an ipod. that fight escalated into simpson stabbing and killing frazier. according to court documents, after it was over, frazier yelled to onlooking students, i didn't mean to do it. you all know what i've been through. you all jumped me. then she ran out of the dorm disappearing for hours before turning herself in to police. >> i actually live in the building where it happened. and now they're taking a lot of precau
death of her roommate dominque frazier. alexis simpson said shed a history of being bullied by dominque frazier and, in new that her roommate had a night. -- a knife. two men have rejected a plea deal from prosecutors. they give them the chance to have a 40 year prison sentence with the chance for parole. they were all relatives. prosecutors said this new trial will be a challenge as many of the witnesses have been deported. >> please and baltimore county asking for help in the search for 15-year-old girl missing for two months. she was last seen on september 21 getting into a small black honda with tinted windows. investigators said it was being driven by a hispanic male. she is from the franklin area. anyone with information should call police at 4108535630. >> firefighters and rescue crews from anne arundal county responded to the chesapeake bay shortly after 6:00 p.m. thursday two people on the votes were treated for non-life threatening injuries. two others refused treatment. >> local advocates adding voice to the concern of an fda investigation of five our energy drinks. >> this e
as a student with choices. who chose to stab and killed her suite mate. the student dominique frazier. the defense depicted frazier as a bully who tormented her roommate. >> they are portraying dominique to be a bully which i'm not seeing will. >> reporter: frazier died after knife wounds cut her trachea, jugular and knicked her vertebrae, according to the state's opening argument. the state call three witnesses. the victim's mother and two students who witnessed the stabbing, including the victim's best friend. tucker talked about what was going on in the dorm before the stabbing. she said she, the victim, and another young student, were drinking while getting ready to go to a homecoming comedy show. the defense revealed in cross-examination the girl were drinking 1,800 white tequila, 100 proof liquor mixed with orange soda and they had been drinking for at least 20 minutes. drinking in dorms is a violation of school policy and the girls were under age. their party was interrupted when alexis simpson entered the suite and turned off the music that was blasting from an ipod. according
mexico. >>> closing arguments today for a student facing murder charges. dominique frazier was started in 11th. defense attorneys say the stabbing was accidental. they got into a fight over loud music. a friend of the victim said frazier hit simpson and simpson had a knife and may have meant to cut frazier. she asked for a new roommate two weeks before the deadly fight. >>> their first pay raises in four years after months of intense negotiations. arbitrator ruled that they owed raises to make up for pay freezes stemming from the recession. some are as high asst 12%. it will cost $8 million at a time when they are projecting a $125 million budget shortfall. the county acknowledged it could use a reserve fund to pay for the increases. >>> a new study shows the dream act could impact not just education but the state's economy and crime as well. the maryland institute of policies and research looked into the new law passed on election day. >>> maryland live will bring in table games and add to slot machines already in the building. they will play poker and blackjack 24 hours a day. it wil
is accused of stabbing her roommate dominique frazier to death last year. the two were fighting over loud music. attorneys say their client was a victim of bullying. well before the fight, simpson requested a new roommate because she was afraid, but dorm managers denied that request. in court frazier's friends testify that simpson was the aggressor, but during cross-examination, they say frazier also had a knife. >>> a triple shooting at a d.c. gas station. someone opened fire inside the bp on benning road on east capitol northeast. two men and a woman were hit. d.c. police are investigating what led up to that violence. >>> today government leaders in our area will get their first look at recommendations to keep 911 service active during a storm. this afternoon consultants will unveil their draft report to the council of government. that comes after june's derecho knocked out phone service. the company helped draft the plan which includes actions to prevent disrupted service in the future. the council of governments will then review the report, and the board is expected to finalize recom
in the trial for a bowie state student. dominique frazier was stabbed to death. alexa was acting in self-defense. they got in a fight over loud music. a friend of the victim testified frazier hit simpson and simpson had a knife and may not have meant to cut frazier. they claim simpson was bullied and asked for a new roommate before the deadly fight. >>> first pay raises in four years. it comes after months of tense negotiations. they owed it to them. the average raise is 8%. some are as high as 12. it will cost the county $8 million at a time when the county is projecting a $125 million budget short fall. the county acknowledged they could use a reserve fund to pay for the increases. we are going to take a look at the forecast to see how things are looking out there. >> are we going to get increases in those temperatures anytime soon? >> hey, tom. >> we'll take any increase we can get. a lot of cloudiness. thin spots in the cloud cover. there's a live view from the nbc 4 hd city camera showing the gray sky over washington on this 15th day of november. this is coming from the south. there
marlboro after a second day of testimony in her murder trial. the state showed video of dominique frazier seconds after she was stabbed. the short cell phone video showed the victim slumped over leaning against a wall in the hallway. there were two people applying pressure to her wounds. she wasn't moving. alexis simpson is charged in the connection and stabbing of her suite mate. during cross-examination, the state's first witness, kiera johnson, a friend of the victim described what she saw. she said i didn't even see the knife. but when dominique hit her, the girl had the knife in her hand. i don't think she meant to cut dominique, gu just happened. the defense is saying the stabbing accidently happened in self-defense. simpson and frazier were suite mates who stopped getting along soon after the beginning of the school year. the two girls supposedly had a few altercations on campus. in yesterday's opening statements, the attorney for the di fence said, they are threatening me and i'm afraid they're going to jump me. i just want to change rooms. but that request was denied. one week la
is more subdued and somber since alexis simpson allegedly stabbed dominic frazier in the neck with a pair of scissors. the students designated a special area on campus, calling it a peace park as an ongoing reminder of how they want to have their commitment to a safe environment on campus. and the administration said it hopes to have -- it's hosted a number of special programs with speakers that focus on conflict resolutions. alexis simpson was there all day at the prince georges county courthouse in upper marlboro watching as lawyers for both sides picked the jury. opening statements in her murder trial are expected to begin next tuesday after the veteran's day holiday. it's a case that still gives students pause for reflection. >> we send judge -- we should leave that in the hands of the judicial system. that is why they're here. they will pick or whether an act of a greg. >> reporter: prosecutors say it was an act of aggression. that simpson chose to end the life. police say that simpson attacked her roommate, 18-year- old dominique frazier after the two argued over music played on an
testified that she didn't intentionally kill her roommate, dominique frazier. keith russell joins us from our live news desk with our first look at the evidence the jurors considered during their deliberations. >> yes, pat, we have that evidence. you'll hear it here first. evidence that helped convince a jury that alexis simpson was not guilty of any of the seven charges from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. simpson was accused of stabbing dominique phrase tore to death in september of last year. they got into a fight in their dormitory over loud music. defense attorneys said simpson was bullied and fighting back when that stabbing happened. here's a portion of one of the 911 calls from the bowie state form after frazier was stabbed. take a listen. >> the caller you heard wasn't the only one to call 911 that night. tracee wilkins has the 911 call from alexis simpson herself following her deadly fight with her roommate. it's coming up on news4 at 5:00. >>> a 1-year-old girl at the center of an amber alert is now safe in protective custody today. police say she was kidnapped
testified today she did not mean to kill her roommate, dominique frazier, last year. simpson crying for most of her testimony today, said she was trying to scare frazier with a knife. and that she was swinging it blindly when it hit frazier in the neck. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has been in the courtroom today. she'll have a live update on news4 at 5:00. >>> new details coming out about an fbi raid in district heights. an 18-year-old college student was hit by shrapnel after the s.w.a.t. team entered a home this morning. jackie bensen is live on the scene where she talked to someone inside the house about what went down. jackie? >> reporter: well, jim, you can see hours after this happened, fbi agents are still on the scene here in district heights. i spoke to the homeowner earlier, and he said he and his family were sleeping when a full fbi s.w.a.t. team burst through the door about 6:00 a.m. he said everyone woke up and instinctively ran toward the front door. his 18-year-old daughter reached the top of the short landing and when she did, he heard an agent yell, sh
roommate dominique frazier last year. the two got in a fight over loud music in their dorm room. defense attorneys argued that simpson was bullied and was fighting back after the stabbing happened. she took the stand in her own defense on the final day of testimony. >> her emotion was very genuine, and she is tremendously remorseful for this incident. it has affected her emotionally in ways that you can only imagine. >> sheriff's deputies escorted the 12 jurors from the courthouse and did not comment on the case. >>> 6:07. 64 degrees. a federal investigation now launch the into the texas town after the horrific accident involving wounded veterans taking part in a parade. >>> he ran a superer pac and sort of ran for president, now stephen colbert is being unveiled in wax. they redesigned an entire room for the comedian, building a replica of his studio, and he was intimately involved in that. he provided his own suit, shoes, and lapel pin for the figure to win. more than 250 photos were taken of colbert to help create the wax figure. if you're a fan of his show, which i watch it pretty re
, dominique frazier, over an argument of loud music in their dorm last year. simpson testified she was scared of frazier, who she had had a number of arguments with. in cross-examination, the state prosecutor painted young simpson as a woman who wasn't afraid of conflict. the reality is, you weren't scare of dominique? simpson, i was. you weren't scared of nielha? i was. you're not scared of kiera? i was. the prosecutor said, you know knives hurt, knives kill, right? simpson, yes. you know if you plunge this into someone's neck, it could kill them, right? yes. then the state continued. you jabbed her deep with a knife and then you swung and slashed her throat. simpson, i was swinging so they would leave me alone. i didn't intentionally stab her. you got the last word. what do you mean? you started the fight, you ended it. tearfully, what do you mean? simpson testified that after stabbing dominique, she called her mother and left to meet her possibly taking the knife she used with her. that knife was never found again. the prosecutor said, you gave it to your mother, because you knew she'd get
, dominique frazier, which was closely followed on social media. andrea mccarren was on campus when the verdict came down. >> reporter: there is a mix of emotions. shock. sadness. and relief that this high- profile murder case appears to be over. >> a lot of students are disappointed. a lot of people were shocked, when i saw the news. i s like whoa, wow. >> reporter: the bowie state university campus is healing, after a violent fight between roommates ended in death and traumatized the school community. >> i think it's tragic. but at the same time, i heard she was bullied and in a scary situation like that, you are going to try to defend yourself. >> reporter: alexis simpson admitted in court that she plunged a knife into the neck of her roommate, dominique frazier, but she testified it was an act of fear, an act of self-defense, a rare and risky defense. >> everybody was surprised. it's all or nothing. it's a gamble for the defendant but it paid off. she said, i did it, but i did it because my life was in danger. i did it in self-defense. >> reporter: they were disturbed by testimo
an increasingly hostile relationship between the two. they say dominique frazier had a night. -- had a knife. >> kwame brown just serve a couple hours behind bars a after pleading guilty in two separate cases. he did not speak to reporters after spending about six hours in jail. he pleaded guilty to federal bank charges. he did received no jail time after pleading guilty for a finance charge. >> i think he should serve the time just like any other ordinary person. >> that is not right at all. >> kwame brown will be under house arrest for six months. will have to perform 480 hours of community service as well. and more than the dinner residents are prepared to handle whenever mother nature throws the way. >> they will be speaking about a snow assistance program. >> and the metropolitan washington board will meet today. 911 service was down four hours of the storm and after back of generators failed. the board will hear more about what verizon and regulatory agencies are going to prevent a similar situation in the future. it is 4:50 right now. 36 degrees. >> coming up, more good news for the n
remain over loud music. under cross-examination she said frazier had a knife. police are hoping somebody will recognize the person in these surveillance photos. this is the person believed to have shot a manager at walmart in laurel. the manager complied, but the man shot him anyway a in the upper body and enter the parking lot. if you have an permission your ass to contact police. >> - -asked to contact police. >> the event includes a candlelight vigil along with presentations and a roundtable discussion on the issue. >> a bill will be introduced that will ban smoking on property owned or leased by the county. that would include county properties. a news conference will provide more details about the bill. a public hearing is tentatively scheduled for january. >> public hearings will be held on today and monday to close d.c. schools. many of the schools slated for closure have role en route -- low enrollment. monday's meeting will be held from 2:00 until 6:00. both taking place in room 412. d.c. police searching for a high-school principal charged in the beating of a former school emplo
with allegedly stabbing dominique frazier. maryland bureau chief will be in the courtroom with reports on abc 7. >> errant thomas has agreed to plead guilty purities charged with adopting a three trek or treaters. he allegedly attacked multiple women and was arrested last year. >> kwame brown will be sentenced today and the federal bank fraud charge. madrid in june he lied to get a personal loan. he then resigned from office. he faces up to six months in jail but prosecutors say they are recommending a six days spread out over three weekends. would be followed by three years of supervised release. >> please investigating a deadly pedestrian accident. authorities say 46-year-old mary died after being hit by two vehicles as she tried to cross kenilworth avenue monday night. police said was not an across workcross walk. montgomery county police say% in aspen hill was struck on a georgia ave. the driver did say thepolice said the drivers stayed at the scene. >> the federal trade commission gives a google an ultimatum. >> and research in motion hoping it still has some blackberrys fans out there som
that she had been bullied by her college roommate, and dominique frazier. she says she fought with her over loud music, but the fight escalated and she used the knife in self-defense. she had faced seven house. two accused child killers will go to trial. policarpio espinoza perez is accused of decapitating three relatives. it gives both the possibility for parole. in 2006, the men were convicted in the 2003 murders, but the state court of appeals voted in favor of a new trial because of an error on the part of the original trial judge. the third trial is set in march. lawmakers are getting a chance of former cia director david petraeus on the attacks in been gauzy, libya, that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. somewhere -- some are accusing the white house of deliberately misleading the american public about the intention of the attack. petraeus sneaked in the building out of view of cameras. it is the fiscal face-off. the need to find a way to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from kicking in. our washington bureau reporter has more on how the spirit of cooperation i
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a rivalry. it has to be world class fighters. fighting each other. like ali/frazier, that was a world class rivalry. ♪ >> well to be a great rivalry. it has to be competitive. obviously. because if it's not competitive. it's not really a rivalry. it has to be world class fighters. fighting each other. like ali/frazier, that was a world class rivalry. ♪ >> this has to have been one of the most bruising heavy weight championships of all time. >> we had a good rivalry because they were evenly matched and had good hearts, with the late mickey ward, and arturo gotti, that was a great rivalry. this is one of the prime rivalries, many pacquiao, against juan manual marquez, one of the great prime rivalries in the whole history of the port. there's an expectation in boxing that even of the most storied, and most ferocious and competitive of conflicts can be settled over the course of a trilogy, but for pacquiao, 36 rounds have not been enough. regardless of what the score cards have produced. >> i'm calling it another draw. >> to the winner, many pacquiao. >> regardless of how each side felt abo
. >>simpson is charged with killing her roommate dominque frazier. and court one of the friends said simpson was the aggressor. she also said frazier had a knife. police are hoping surveillance photos will lead to an arrest outside of a wal-mart. the man and the photos shot a walmart manager 4:00 wednesday. he demanded money from him. the manager complied but the man shot him anyway. the manager is expected to recover. if you have an for mission you are asked to contact police. around the region the transit authority says they will not make any arrests between a fight between a bus driver and a passenger. it started after the driver told the gross it was pulling her music too loudly. the driver is suspended pending an internal investigation. >> 5:36 right now, 40 degrees outside. >> two rival schools competing for a good cause. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ girl ] dear santa... ♪ ♪ dear santa i want a ballerina tutu, a pink bike, a unicorn night-light... [ female announcer ] this year bring their wish list to life. [ girl ] ...princess doll, markers... >> my name is brian. af
with alexis simpson and her defense team which argued that dominique frazier's killing was a result of self-defense and not of murder. >> we never doubt it because we know our friend. >> truth prevailed through all of it. that's all i can say. >> reporter: friends and family rejoiced as they left a prince george's county courtroom in upper marlboro. it took the jury about three hours to return with a not guilty verdict on all seven counts simpson was facing. >> thank you god. >> reporter: simpson gave emotional testimony on thursday saying she didn't mean to give her college roommate dominique frazier when she swung a knife and cut her throat. instead they maintained it happened in self-defense because the young woman feared for her safety. the jury bought that story and left the prosecution in disbelief. >> we are very disappointed tonight. we presented what we thought was very clear and strong evidence and there are no winners tonight. this is a very sad case. it has been throughout the duration. >> reporter: the defense chose to put simpson on the sound because according to them they wan
acquitted alexis simpson and on all charges. charged with murdering her roommate dominique frazier in their dorm room last year. simpson said she acted in self- defense and the jury believed her. thank you jesus. that's all i want to say. is a god. believe. >> my friend got found not guilty because she is innocent. s not need to be walking the streets. >> simpson-bowles attorney says she will likely resume a study fall but most likely not at bowie state. >> there's an option for drivers hoping for a smooth commute. the new express lanes on the in northern open virginia. more.e carter has >> in the commonwealth, a new commuting option is just hours but it comes at a cost. >> if it cuts down the time significantly, it would be worth any amount. >> hot lanes, two in each direction covering 14 miles springfield and tysons will cost drivers a different amount depending on the time of day. during nonpeak hours, $1 or $8. $6 if not more during peak hour is. prices lead to fewer drivers, for ensuring the lanes following at 45-65 miles an hour. >> it will be raised as high as to manage traf
- defense. she said she had been bullied by frazier and knew her roommate had a knife and she fought with frazier over loud music. she testified one of her friends grabbed her and dragged her into a room where the to continue to fight. that stunned the city. it happened in may 2004 at the apartment in northwest baltimore. they had been tried twice for first-degree murder. the first time it ended in a hung jury and the conviction was overturned and prosecutors offered a plea deal. >> the plea deal boiled down to this, take a chance on a trial and die in prison if convicted. if released, be deported. i strongn , clear voices they both said no deal. in exchange for guilty plea in connection of the murder of their young relatives, prosecutors offered them 40 years in jail with the possibility of parole. >> he maintains he is innocent and wants to see us do another trial. this case is not a slam-dunk for the state. there is one additional factor, they did not do it. >> that brutal nature of that crime left other stunned and horrified. the motive remains a mystery. the children died may 27
frazier died. >> it is -- these are deeply disturbing 911 tapes. we do not know the voice is we are hearing. keep in mind that alexis simpson says she acted in self- defense. your one voice say "why did you do that?" you hear the other voice say "why did you jump me?" hysterical students are heard in the background. >> the state attorney's office released the 911 calls one day after the acquittal of 20-year- old alexis simpson. the two women had a rocky relationship that got into a heated argument before the stabbing. simpson bill for defense on the premise that she grabbed a knife to protect yourself. simpson said she swung the knife wildly, and not intending to strike frazier in the neck inflecting a fatal wound. the 911 calls were not played for the jury. the tapes offer little insight into what led up to the stabbing. >> the state's attorney's office also released at cell phone video that shows of frantic terrifying scene. is also very graphic, too graphic to eric. reporting live, abc7 news. >> a white house lawyer is being called hero tonight. on monday night david walker w
with all the traditional fanfare with the carriage. the 19 foot frazier fir was picked in october in the north carolina mountains and harvested from ash county to washington. you can see first lady michelle obama along with her daughters welcoming the tree to the white house. >>> speaking of christmas trees, bay area cities are getting ready to ring in the christmas season. you can come on downtown to san jose. that's where i will be tonight opening the ice skating rink at 5:30 tonight. olympic gold medalist kris kristi yamaguchi will be there. then our own meteorologist christina loren will be at san francisco's square lighting the tree. this is the 48th annual tree lighting there. that gets under way at 5:30 tonight. looking forward to it. >> oh, yes, indeed. >> we have to bundle up? >>> it will be chilly out there in san jose and san francisco. temperatures feeling like the 50s because of the winds we're expecting to pick up. you can meet our own marla tellez out there tonight in san jose. christmas in the park. we meet back here on cyber monday. the christmas tree will be all
wade miley from arizona and todd frazier from cincinnati. harper becomes the first washington national to win that award. kristen berset will have more on it and bryce harper's reaction tonight on 9 news at 11:00. >>> look outside right now. it's a really nice november evening. topper shutt joins us from the weather center. i guess foam our luck goes away. >> yes. we're looking at a reality check, couldn't last forever, but 72 today despite the clouds. let's start with it radar. we still have a few hours before the showers roll into the immediate metro area. they'll essentially roll into the mountains of garrett county and into west virginia the next hour or so and then roll across the mountains through the evening. another two, maybe three hours. the farther east you are of town, the better chance you have of staying dry. the good news is most folks are home and the evening commute has been generally dry. we do see showers in morgantown down 79 told kin all rolling eastward as we -- to elkins all rolling eastward as we go through the nighttime. 63 in gaithersburg and 66 in manassas. w
frazier, paris, thank you very much for the view across europe. plenty to come, including a total eclipse of the sun. how thousands reveled in a rare celestial tree. prosecutors in the united states have called for a death penalty for a long shot -- court martial in a case of a soldier killing 16 afghan villagers earlier this year, after going on a rampage. he is facing 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. >> it was a shocking incident, the death of 16 afghans, slaughtered before dawn in march. among the victims were nine children. the suspect, staff sergeant robert bayless, who had been previously injured while serving in iraq, he had been reluctant to go to afghanistan. it is alleged that he returned to his base after the first attack, heading out to the second village after finally returning, covered in blood. outrage strained relations between the afghan and u.s. authorities. prosecutors at the preliminary hearing say that the sergeant should face the death penalty if he is found guilty. his attorney argues that there is insufficient evidence to hold a
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roommate. alexis simpson charged with first-degree murder in the death of a dominique frazier. this happened last year. alexis simpson says this was because of self-defense. >> the man who pleaded guilty to shooting at gabrielle giffords will be sentenced. other survivors of the shooting rampage in 2011 in tucson will be in the courtroom crew today. yet amid to killing six people and wounding 12 others. under the plea deal will spend the rest of life behind bars. >> united states army private charged with sending government secrets to wikileaks is offering to plead guilty to some of the offenses. the hearing resumes today at fort meade, maryland. bradley manning is facing more than 20 charges including aiding the enemy. they say he is not planning guilty to federal charges but less serious offenses. bradley manning festival to go on trial in february. >> a teenager said she was assaulted and a library. she said she felt a man following her and watching her, she left the library around 9:00 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. she said the man committed a bathroom and touched her a
after dominique frazier was stabbed to death. alexis simpson was acting in self-defense and the stabbing was accidental. the roommates got into a fight over loud music in their dorm room. simpson was bullied and asked for another room assignment two weeks before the fight. >>> police say it's possible a teen charged with two murders may be responsible for other crimes. d.c. police arrested 17-year-old for the death of a taxicab driver last week. tips revealed he was the suspected gunman behind the mother's murder in waldorf. the 17-year-old girlfriend is also in jail for the death of the taxicab driver. >> this morning a rockville woman said a doctor left a piece of equipment in her foot after surgery. now she's threatening to sue over the medical mistake. she tells news 4 she had surgery nine months ago and she said the doctor operated on her foot, removing a bunion but left something behind. she kept complaining that her foot bothered her a week after surgery but the doctor sent her home without an x-ray. a second doctor gave her an x-ray and found a broken drill bit. >> the expense ha
after dominique frazier was stabbed to death. it happened in september of 2011. the defense says alexis simpson was acting in self-defense and that the stabbing was accidental. the women had argued before simpson claims she asked to have her room changed two weeks before that deadly fight. >> there are new concerns over the popular 5-hour energy drink. the food and drug administration is investigating whether it's a factor in 13 deaths over the past four years. 5-hour energy has been the subject of 100 complaints since 2009. the food and drug administration is still not sure if the drink actually caused any of the deaths or injuries. the maker of 5-hour energy says the product is safe when used properly. >>> the owner of a pharmacy blamed in a deadly meningitis outbreak will face lawmakers tomorrow. barry cadden invoked the fifth amendment and refused to testify today. a senate hearing will investigate the outbreak that has killed 32 people so far. lawmakers are upset that the fda didn't act despite several complaints against the company over the past decade. >> cold out there tonight.
weeks of the year, she said that would bed that she jumped by them. she described a brutal fight frazier and her friends. she said she was so scared, she knife in hopes that she could escape her dorm room. she said that she was scared. i started swinging the knife. she said that she panicked when from herlood coming neck. it was hard to watch. >> we know that she has never been involved in anything like that. >> prosecutors tried to paint a t picture, bringing up tweets that she posted back then. she asked her if she hated her because she was gay. prosecutor, and the held up a knife like this one. she said that it looked like one used but she cried, i was swinging so that they would get away. mean to stab her. also under cross-examination, she admitted that she could have just walked out of the apartment. the point was that she made the choice. the judge said he will keep them about two hours to deliberate tonight and if they verdict, there be back tomorrow. >> a grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old foreign exchange student accused of trying to the federal reserve bank in new york. they
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